A hysterectomy is performed by ObGyn Corpus Christi TX Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker to extract a woman’s reproductive organs through an incision made in either the vagina or the abdomen.
During the procedure, the entire uterus – or just a portion of it – may be removed along with the patient’s ovaries and/or fallopian tubes.
When performing a partial hysterectomy, your ObGyn will remove the upper part of the uterus, but leave the cervix in place. A total hysterectomy includes the entire removal of both the uterus and the cervix. During a radical hysterectomy the uterus, the tissue located on both sides of the cervix and the upper part of the vagina are removed. This procedure is typically performed after cancer has been detected.
After undergoing a hysterectomy, many patients notice changes in their body and in how they feel about themselves. You should discuss these changes with your ObGyn prior to having the surgery.
Your ObGyn Corpus Christi will aid you in determining what type of hysterectomy is best for you depending on your medical history and the reason for your surgery. There are three types of hysterectomies – vaginal, abdominal and laparoscopic.
If you would like more information regarding a hysterectomy and are in need of a reputable and personable ObGyn, Corpus Christi, TX residents rely on the professional and caring staff at Innovations in Women’s Health under the direction of gynecologic surgeon Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker.
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